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Poverty has been blamed on the rise of diseases common in Victorian times

Birmingham is a hot-spot for diseases once common in Victorian times

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New fears as whooping cough, gout and malnutrition all on rise across Birmingham

West Midlands Pension Fund invests £168m in alcohol and tobacco firms

Investment decisions defended on economical grounds despite region's local councils spending millions on health effects of smoking and drinking

James Walters, associate in business rates at Bilfinger GVA in Birmingham

Bilfinger GVA's James Walters wins national RICS award

  • GVA

James Walters, associate in business rates at Bilfinger GVA in Birmingham, won the Valuation category at the 2015 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards

Inside Bournville Gardens

Birmingham offering 'bold and radical' independent living for elderly says council's housing chief

Bournville Gardens is part of a £200 million programme by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust which will deliver five villages by 2017

Heartlands Hospital

Heart of England NHS Trust 'driven into ditch' by watchdog

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Heartlands Hospital governor Andrew Lydon hits out at regulator Monitor as new boss ready to be parachuted in to lead troubled trust.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed to clamp down on agency staff to help NHS trusts reduce their deficits

Hospitals in West Midlands rack up massive debt

Crisis in the region's NHS sees a £27m deficit compiled in quarter from April to June this year

MP Liam Byrne has voiced concerns about Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital

'Meltdown' of NHS services in east Birmingham behind hospital's £30m black hole

  • NHS

MP Liam Byrne: Cuts to GP and social services to blame for the spiralling £30 million debt at the Heart of England NHS Trust

The new dental hospital at Pebble Mill

Dental Hospital opening delayed by four months

The new hospital on the former BBC Pebble Mill site in Edgbaston was due to open this month

Inside St John House

Nuns behind Call The Midwife put Birmingham convent up for sale

The hit BBC1 show was inspired by sisters from the Community of St. John the Divine in Alum Rock during their time in London in the 1950s

NHS bungle left trainee West Midland GPs unable to practise

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Fourteen trainee GPs in the West Midlands were suspended after an 'unacceptable' admin failure by NHS England, leaving them unable to work for weeks

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is moving to Quayside House

New home for Black Country NHS trust

  • NHS

Trust is moving to Quayside House in Oldbury after agreeing a deal to take the entirety of the building

Paul Mitchell, John Edwards, Caroline Marshall, Matt Price and Lord Digby Jones at the national final of Engineering YES.

Teams bid to win Engineering YES challenge

Engineering YES held its seventh national final at Faraday Wharf on the Innovation Birmingham Campus.

Carillion has been named preferred bidder to build a new hospital in Smethwick

Carillion lands £430m Midland Metropolitan Hospital contract

Black Country support services giant to lead construction of new seven-storey hospital in Smethwick which will cater for around 200,000 patients when it opens in 2018

Apps created by Birmingham clinicians and young people to tackle mental health problems

New mental health app offers young people help

Young people and medical experts in Birmingham have created mobile apps which they claim could be a key tool in helping people with mental health problems

Temp of the Year 2015 winners Sandra Reid, Thomas Lister; Jenna Bennett, Stroke Association; Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh, Health Education West Midlands; Lauren Hiard, Synapse; Catherine Finch, Synapse.

Top temps recognised at annual awards ceremony

Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh was judged to be the best candidate in the Midlands at the 11th annual Katie Bard Temp of the Year Awards.

Dementia patients 'failed by authorities' say West Midlands GPs

Poll by the Alzheimer's Society claims most doctors in the region believe adult social services are not providing enough support

Kate Moss

Fears social media may aggravate eating disorders

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Teens vulnerable to online pressure of 'sucked-in' bodies

Warnings over child security at Midlands A&E

Chief inspector of hospitals issues warning to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust over concerns about A&E departments following unannounced inspection earlier this year

The Blairites are taking back control of Labour - and Yvette Cooper is their candidate

The Blairites have been quiet for years but they haven't gone away - and now they see a chance to reclaim their party

Browne Jacobson has appointed Jonathan Fuggle as a partner in its Birmingham clinical negligence team

Browne Jacobson appoints partner to clinical negligence team

  • Law

Previously an associate with Bevan Brittan in Birmingham, Mr Fuggle has more than ten years' experience in handling clinical negligence claims


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